Robert Francis Smith

WINSLOW – Robert Francis Smith, 68, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 21, 2022 in the comforts of his home with his family by his side. Robert was born March 17, 1953 in Waterville, the son of Leona Trask and Eben Smith. He attended schools in Oakland and Skowhegan.

For several years he was employed at Weeks Body Shop in Waterville. He then moved on to Joseph’s Motor Company where he was the body shop manager. In 1980 he changed careers and went to for Lucas Tree Experts. Bob became a licensed pesticide applicator and foreman and remained there until his retirement in 1995.

He enjoyed fishing on many different lakes in Maine but his true passion was hunting until his health declined and he was unable to continue doing what he so enjoyed. He especially loved his annual trip to hunting camp for many years with “the boys.” He spent countless hours hunting with his very dear friends, Leo Beaulieu who passed in 2016 and David Vigue.

His children, grandchildren and great-grandson where what he was most proud of and his most cherished time was spent with them. He will be deeply missed by them all as well as his special friends Victor (Whitey) Clark, David Vigue and Shawnie Thomas who were not ready to let him go but know he is no longer suffering and is finally “hunting with Leo” again as he so desperately wanted to do.

Bob is survived by his daughter Gretchen Rinaldi and her husband Dominick Rinaldi of Skowhegan, son Michael Smith and his wife Carol of Cornville, daughter Lacey Smith and partner Lee Lemieux of Skowhegan, Lorraine Smith and partner Stephen McCarthy of Newburyport, Mass., Katlynn Smith and her partner Morgan Floyd of Skowhegan; Jessica (Noah) Pomerleau and her partner Mikey Strom of Winslow; granddaughters, Hailey Thorpe and partner Travis Janvrin, Leianna and Emilee Lemieux, grandsons, Christopher Wentworth, Greyson Noke and Karter McCarthy, stepgrandsons, Broc Libby and Corey Skehan; great-grandson, Max Janvrin as well as great-grandson due in May, Owen Robert Janvrin; sister, Kathy Brown of Oakland. brother-in-law, Roger Greenwood of Fairfield; many nieces, nephews and cousins; as well as his beloved dog of 16 years, Boo Boo, who was always by his side.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, Basil and Winifred Trask; his daughter, Rachel; his parents; sister, Carol Hartsgrove and sister, Brenda Greenwood.

The family would like to express their thanks to MaineGeneral Hospice for their compassion and kindness during his last few days. We were able to fulfill Dad’s wishes to pass at home and we will forever be grateful. Thank you to Maine Dartmouth Family Practice for their many years of wonderful care and a special thank you to Shawnie Thomas for everything you did for our dad and loving him as much as we did.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, Feb. 12, 2022 at 12:30 at the VFW, 58 Preble Avenue, Madison with a graveside service to be held in the spring.

Arrangements under the direction and care of Dan & Scott’s Cremation & Funeral Service, 445 Waterville Road, Skowhegan ME 04976.

In lieu of flowers,

donations in his memory may be made to your local humane society

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